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Broad-leaf Bramble plant


Introduction of Broad-leaf Bramble


            Scientific name - Rubus moluccanus


The Bramble’s leaves are mostly oval or heart shaped about 2 to 15cm long and 3 to 10cm wide. The underside of the leaves features hairy part and each leaf contains about 3 to 5 lobes. The flowers are a beautiful pinkish red or white and always flower in bundles. These flowers later turn to vibrant red fruits. Each variety varies in color and flavor. The Molucca Bramble fruit is mostly a deep red, raspberry like appearance and color. This tasty fruit is edible and is widely used in Jams, jellies and sauces. It is also consumed raw without any modifications.


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Nutritional Value of Broad-leaf-Bramble


Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 43 Kcal 2%
Carbohydrates 9.61 g 7%
Protein 1.39 g 2%
Total Fat 0.49 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g 14%
Vitamins
Folates 25 µg 6%
Niacin 0.646 mg 4%
Pantothenic acid 0.276 mg 5.5%
Pyridoxine 0.030 mg 2%
Thiamin 0.020 IU 2%
Vitamin A 214 IU 7%
Vitamin C 21 mg 35%
Vitamin E 1.17 mg 8%
Vitamin K 19.8 µg 16.5%


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Health Benefits of Broad-leaf Bramble


On a medical basis it has been used to treat bed wetting among children. It is grown in large areas than in small gardens. Requires a ton of water and the soil also needs to be well drained. If maintained well with regards to pruning, it responds well and will grow beautifully in your desired dimensions. Tea made from the leaves is used to treat diarrhea. The roots are used to treat dysentery and other internal issues in Malaysia. In certain parts the leaves are chewed along with salt and the chewed leaves are applied on sore parts of the skin. It is said to have a healing effect on the skin. Stem sap is also said to treat diarrhea and dysentery. Sap from a young stem is still used to this day to induce labor. The roots are used to treat cold and are also used as a blood tonic especially in parts of Thailand. /p>


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Propagation


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Like most berries the seeds are best sown in the autumn. These seeds however require some stratification. If the seeds have been stored they need about a month’s stratification in 3 ? C. If sown at the right time they need to grow in a cold frame. Prick out the seeds when they are big enough and replant them onto their permanent spot the following spring.


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